History of Esfahan Rugs


Weaving in Esfahan flourished in the Safavid era.  But when the Afghans invaded Iran, ending the Safavid dynasty, the craft also became stagnant. Not until 1920’s, between two world wars, was weaving again taken seriously by the people of Esfahan.  They started to weave Safavid designs and once again became one of the most important nexus of

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History of Bakhtiari Rugs


Bakhtiari carpets are woven in numerous villages in a large area south west of Ishahan called the Chahar Mahal. They are woven by Armenian, Kurdish, and Turkish villages as well as Bakhtari tribes. Isfahan serves as the major market center for carpets to this area. The most common designs woven in Bakhtiari rugs are the

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